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Who's the biggest disappointment as far as breakout year

Before some of you fans get butt hurt because a player you're a fan of is on this list remember this post isn't to rip you're player its a list of player who have not played up tot what many expected of them before the season started

Anthony Randolph

Javale McGee

Evan Turner

Darren Collins


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Blatche.

Blatche.

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Too much pressure is being

Too much pressure is being put on Turner. He has not found his role yet because they still have Iggy.

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Blatche?..he hasn't lived up

Blatche?..he hasn't lived up to most people's expectations this year?..who expected him to do more then he's doing now?

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A Second pick jr out of

A Second pick jr out of college is supposed to do more then he is doing. Not saying he cant get better but right now he hasn't lived up to what a number two pick should be doing

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I think it's definitely

I think it's definitely Anthony Randolph, the dude is doing worse than he ever has before.

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Turner

It's easily Turner. He was supposed to be the most NBA ready player in his draft class. There were people on this site who thought he'd have a better career than John Wall (I believe you were one of those people stanford?). He definetely doesn't fit into the 76'ers offense, so I will cut him a little slack, but when I watch him play I don't see a number 2 pick. His jumper is NONEXSISTENT, his ball handling doesn't seem nearly as crisp and he is an average athlete at best in the NBA.

McGee was just overhyped because of summer league play. I never thought much of him and still don't until he matures and beefs up. Anthony Randolph has been dissapointing, but I think people overrate this guys ability. He is too skinny to play in the post without getting in foul trouble and he isn't a natural 3. It's also hard to get on the floor with Amare playing like an MVP canidate. Lastly, Collison is actually playing ok. His averages are nothing special, but he's playing under 30 mpg so I'd say he's doing just fine.

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Gotta go with Turner. He was

Gotta go with Turner. He was supposed to be the most NBA-Ready prospect in the draft, and a lot of people were saying that he was going to win ROY, but after watching the SL, I knew he was going to dissapoint a lot of people. Instead of being a big contibutor for his Sixers team, he's being brought along slowly and has even racked up some DNP-CD's. He really needs to learn how to play off-the-ball, and that starts with improving his jump shot. At Ohio St., everything ran through him, but the Sixers have their future PG in Holiday and he usually controls the ball. Evan is also being very passive. It also seems like he's too afraid to make a mistake so he's playing very conservative.

Like gregoden08 said, McGee was just overhyped because of what he did in the summer. It's not like he's played bad this year, but he's dissapointed a lot of people. He's made some strides, but he plays like a knucklehead too many times. He's not going to make that big leap until he beefs up and grows a brain.

Randolph has been VERY dissapointing. I thought that he would be a candidate for MIP, but he's in D'Antoni's "doghouse" and is getting no PT. He's very talneted, but had an extremely poor basketball I.Q. and has a TERRIBLE work ethic. Maybe he develops into a solid role player in time, but I definitely don't see him becoming the superstar some people though he would become.

Blatche has been dissapointing. Wizards GM Ernie Grunfeld extended him in the summer even though he had 1 year still remaining on his deal, and his play hasn't been very impressive. He's putting up pretty good numbers, but he's been playing VERY inefficient, shooting a pretty low FG% and averaging a high amount of turnovers. And the latest fight just puts the icing on the cake. I do think that he will improve though. He suffered a broken foot in the offseason, and it prevented him from working on his game in the offseason and it made him come to training camp out-of-shape. He's also been playing with a nagging knee injury this whole season. I was saying that the Blatche extension was a steal and that he would blossom this season. Obviously, that hasn't happened, but I fully expect his play to improve as he gets healthy and he rounds back into shape. I still think that the extension will turn out to be a bargain,

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@Jammin Lemon

Blatche is averaging 16.8 and 7.7 per game. This is his best season as a pro by far. Were you expecting something more???? McGee hasn't been that terrible in my eyes either, averaging 9.2, 8.3 and 2.4 bpg. McGee is just a classic example that you can't gauge a NBA season based on a summer league performance. He is also having his best season as a pro. McGee needs to just keep taking baby steps and getting better a little bit at a time. All the people who are hating on him need to just give him time to develop and realize he is only in his third NBA season and that bigs take longer to develop. Progress for McGee would be if he averages a double-double(10, 10) in the next 1-2 season- not unrealistic numbers at this point in his career like 16, 11.

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Hickson

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I agree WizKid. Hickson has

I agree WizKid. Hickson has been VERY dissapointing. I still can't believe that the Cavs wouldn't trade him for Amare' Stoudemire. That move would have probably kept LeBron in Cleveland too.

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Numbers ain't anything. Their

Numbers ain't anything. Their team is absolutely horrible, and Blatche puts up numbers because of the lask of talent on his team. He scores because he shoots, very often. His does nothing that would contribute to wins. His intangibles are non existent and he is a horrible defender, who barely tries on that end.

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Recently, Nick Young has been

Recently, Nick Young has been the best player on the Wizards and than Kirk Hinrich.

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Yeah, the way Amare is

Yeah, the way Amare is playing is making the Cavs look plain dumb. I would think that would make LeBron stay because they would most likely would have had a much better postseason last year. And even if they lost, Cleveland would probably be legit perrennial Championship winners in later seasons. The Cavs messed up with LeBron, they Fu(ked themselves.

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How is Randolph doing worst

How is Randolph doing worst when he doesn't get to play?

I think Turner has been the biggest disappointment. He's just not ready. People blame Iggy but it's not his fault....Turner just doesn't have a role because he went from being OSU's PG to a NBA SG. He needs time.

Me personally, I'd move him but Philly won't do that.

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NBA - Turner NBADraft.net

NBA - Turner

NBADraft.net Forums - McSerbian (DNYCE came in a very close second for no showing after Sasha finally got traded)

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@Jammin Lemon

So basically Blatche is disappointing you because he is not leading the Wizards to more wins????? Again, were you expecting the Wizards to actually be good this season? If numbers aren't everything, than are Blake Griffin, Kevin Love and Brook Lopez also having disappointing seasons than based on them averaging good numbers on crappy teams? Blatche may apparently do nothing that contributes to wins, but it's the entire team you have to blame. It goes much deeper than Blatche for why the Wizards are losing

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Point blank, Blatche's

Point blank, Blatche's numbers are meaningless, he gets numbers because he takes his fair share of shots and os essentially a black hole. He will never be a player that makes a team better, because he is one dimensional. Put Griffin on the Thunder they are a championship team, Blatche? they are not better than they are as of now.

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I agree. Blatche was better

I agree. Blatche was better off the bench as a guy who should have earned PT.

I didn't expect the Wiz to win 30 games and I'm looking correct. This team just had TOO many question marks going into the season.

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Hickson, Randolph....

Biggest dissapointment: Terrence Williams - good plays as a rookie starter 09/10, superb summer league

Just to drop some more former breakout candidates:

Austin Daye - looked like the starting sf,...

Spencer Hawes - starting C in Phi - unrivalled

Troy Murphy - double double machine to 3/4 sub?

Hickson J J - overhyped or only an average player

DaJuan Blair - okay, SA plays amazing TEAM-basketball, but his numbers are dissapointing

A. Randolph doesn`t get minutes, Blatche plays okay, JaVale is only an onedimensional player imo,

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Does one year make a

Does one year make a career?..You are a tad bit premature as far as who will have abetter career.

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Randolph doesn't play because

Randolph doesn't play because he's not that good which would equal him having a disappointing year. It's one thing if he's not playing because he's hurt, another if he's not playing because he cant beat anyone out of minutes. And that's after people thought he would start and put up close to a double double

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Hickson and Randolph easily

Hickson and Randolph easily top this list. Hickson as I have been saying for a year now is more Brandon Bass then Jamison. The guy doesn't have a very high ceiling.

Randolph was a huge disapointment because D'Antoni wanted him on the team and talked all during training camp how he can guard 4 different positions and the are going to have fun finding ways for him to fit in.

And Turner isn't even the most dispointing player on my own Sixers that would be Spencer Hawes, where is Spencer Hawesome? Hawes i thought would have a breakout year with no other real center on the Sixers and get around 14 n 8. But Hawes has been playing great during the Sixers winning streak and is fully healthy and his shot is falling. Hawes is still only 22 and I really think Collins is finally gettin the best out of him.

And in Evan Turner's defense Doug Collins wanted Derrick Favors, and the Sixers still have Iguadola. Just as somebody said up there Turner even got a few DNP"s. This is infuriating here in Philly because nobody knows what the hell Collins is doing. Turner was even asked by a reporter last week how the team is trying to use him and he told the reporter I don't think they know what they want to do with me. This reminds me of the Jordan Hill situation where D'Antoni wanted Jrue Holiday but Walsh picked Hill and D'Antoni didn't play Hill because he didn't get what he wants. Collins is stubborn like that. He would only coach this team if Ed Snyder promised that Iggy would be on the team still. This whole situation is a mess and Tuner isn't completely busting the kid just hasn't gotten any opportunities. When he did get them he put up 13 and 8 in the 5 starts without Iggy in the lineup. It is not a question of talent but a question of placement. The Sixers were blowing the Bobcats out by 25 and Turner didn't even get on the floor. This makes no sense.

When Turner does play he is a very good rookie right now. He got some crafty moves, is a streaky shooter we all knew that tho. And Turner has shown the ability to finish in traffic with either hand after absorbing contact. Plus he is an exceptional rebounder who could average 7 or 8 rebounds one day from the guard position which is rare. Turner is going to be a good player nobody knows when he will get a chance to prove this tho.

And you guys are overlooking the fact that everybody on the Sixers scoring is down. The Sixers aren't the Warriors or Wizards where a rookie will come in and just run up and down the court chucking shots up. Collins don't play dat!

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Randolph doesn't play because

Randolph doesn't play because he's not that good which would equal him having a disappointing year. It's one thing if he's not playing because he's hurt, another if he's not playing because he cant beat anyone out of minutes. And that's after people thought he would start and put up close to a double double

Who said he would average a double-double?

He's not playing because we have a set 8 ( He was playing when D'Antoni opened the rotation, which he will to get the starters more rest soon)

Noone expected him to be a 20-10 guy. No expected him to be 15-10. I expected 13-7 at the absoulte best.

Had Landry Fields didn't take the SG spot, everyone would have been moved down and Randolph would have been the first big off the bench (said by D'Antoni in his show on MSG) and he plans to get him in more down the line.

Say what you want: I don't think he's the biggest disappointment because when he played, he was alright. He just isn't good on offense, that's it. He was grabbing boards and playing good D but D'Antoni doesn't want players who can't score on the court alot (Noted by the fact STAT is the 5, not Turiaf)

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I do think he has been

I do think he has been disappointing this year though but i never had very high expectations for him. Thats a good thing if he can play like brandon bass. I think people expected too much out of Hickson because of how athletic he is (that seems to be the case with every big man who's athletic)

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I actually expected more out

I actually expected more out of Hakim Warrick playing alongside Nash he has had a solid year and put up some monster dunk but I thought he would break out and average around 16 points this year.

Oh yeah another player is Josh Childress.....What Happen to this dude?,....He was very good for the Hawks and went to Europe and was average at best and now is back in the league and can't beat out a 40 year old Grant Hill and a former 6'6 250 lb Power Forward from Boston College who nobody thought would ever start in this league for Shooting Guard Minutes! Dudley was a big boy in college.

And I actually had high hopes for Randolph going into the season. Randolph, Felton, and Amare were the only Knicks I like. Funny they are the new guys I can't stand the Knicks but D'Antoni is my favorite coach in basketball history. I was sure that Randolph was going to become a more athletic version of Boris Diaw for the Knicks. I thought at best Amare would start at 5 and Randolph at 4 enabling Randolph to put up a stat line of 14, 9, 2.5. assists, 1.4. steals. 2.3 blocks per game.

Also did anybody else notice that Iggy is only averaging 14 PPG? That is far below expectations for him especially with Thad Youngs minutes down and Turner not getting much important burn anymore despite looking like the Sixers best player in the season debut against the Heat.

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Theres alot of player who

Theres alot of player who can't beat out 40 year old Grant Hill. He is balling. Thats one older guy, if you can't beat him out of minutes its not a slight on you're abilities

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I had high hopes for Randolph

I had high hopes for Randolph as well. I hope he can bounce back from this.

Josh Childress was never good. I didn't understand the hype around him IMO.

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You're right about that Grant

You're right about that Grant Hill is balling he is putting up close to 15 a game and there are not as many miles on his legs because of all those seasons he missed due to injury.

But still Childress is an absolute enigma. For instance today Pietrus who just got on the darn team put up 25 points and Childress didn't score at all....What is that about like what happen to this dude? I was excited to see Childress come bacc to the league and especially play for the Suns with Nash I thought he would win the starting 2 guard spot and average well what Grant Hill is averaging close to 15 a game. I mean Josh did aveaged almost 14 the last time he played in the league and has always shot a high percent. But he just stinks.

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Many people on here thought

Many people on here thought he would Average near a double double. Check the archives it wont be hard to find the posts

As far as Childress, he's never been a good shooter and i think this offense is built more for guards/SF who can shoot.

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Can't blame it on the Coach,

Can't blame it on the Coach, that excuse was already used in Golden State. time to blame the player with the low basketball IQ who doesn't work as hard as he should and makes dumb mistakes. Couldn't get much time on a bad team last year and now can get barely anytime on a playoff bound team.

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Can't blame it on the Coach,

Can't blame it on the Coach, that excuse was already used in Golden State. time to blame the player with the low basketball IQ who doesn't work as hard as he should and makes dumb mistakes. Couldn't get much time on a bad team last year and now can get barely anytime on a playoff bound team.

I almost sure I didn't. Fields had a GREAT camp which D'Antoni couldn't keep him out the rotation. Fields at SG, Chandler as the SF and Gallo (D'Antoni's favorite guy) at PF. Randolph doesn't make stupid mistakes on defense. Just offense. If he could play offense, he'd get more playing time. Like I said, Note that Stoudemire is playing C and not Turiaf....D'Antoni wants you to score to start.

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Lake Show, please show the

Lake Show, please show the quote where I blammed D'Antoni for Randolph not playing...please.

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hickson

great mention on the cavs could have had amare but refused to trade hickson hes showing hes nothing more then an avergae nba player with randolph for me hes not disapointing but just proving what ive always said hes no good

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